FAN BLOG WITH SAM TENNENT
Another five-star performance from Rovers as they humble last year’s league runners-up Alloa on their own patch.
Recreation Park holds some bad memories for Rovers fans — we were relegated there just a few years back — and I can’t recall us ever winning at that venue before so a 5-2 victory is really something to savour.
Goals from Alan Trouten and Connor Shields keep them second and third in the scoring charts respectively and hopefully they can continue their rich vein of form deep into the season.
It was also good to see Joao Victoria come off the bench and grab a goal near the end proving that Brian Kerr has even more scoring prowess at his disposal.
So that’s now 12 points from seven games, a return that sees Rovers sit in fourth position in the league and four points better off than at the same stage last season.
It’s a remarkable start to the season especially when you consider that all 12 points have been won away from Cliftonhill.
If Rovers had an even half decent home record, we could easily be the closest team to table toppers Raith Rovers — incidentally our next opponents at Cliftonhill.
It must be becoming a matter of some priority for the management team to pinpoint the reasons for our abject performances in Coatbridge.
There will inevitably be some talk about the Cliftonhill playing surface but it alone surely cannot account for such a disparity.
There is certainly much discussion amongst fans on this and one of the Cliftonhill faithful is convinced that the snazzy new yellow goal nets are to blame!
Star captain Fisher was impressive